By Jennifer Pelaez.

From their stunning beauty to their beguiling fragrances, flowers are not only revered for their aesthetic allure but have been used for generations for their ability to heal and nourish. Florals and their extracts are treasured for their simplistic yet powerful restorative properties and as a way to repair and improve common health and beauty ailments. With over 400,000 types of flowering plant species in the world, their abundance and variety can address every possible health and skin care concern. These stunning blossoms prove that their regenerative and soothing benefits are more than mere legend.

 

Flowers, a symbol of life and fertility, contain therapeutic properties and healing compounds that have measurable effects on the mind, body, and skin. Their vibrant petals, supportive stems, and nutrient-dense bulbs provide effective extracts and oils that are formulated into skincare products offering a full range of benefits – from calming sensitivity, zapping adult acne, evening out skin tone, to firming and improving fine lines –  their benefits are endless. Famed dermatologist, Dr. Francesca Fusco adds, “Botanical products can be most effective for hydrating, combatting inflammation and decongesting skin.” She especially recommends arnica montana for patients undergoing laser procedures and injectibles since it reduces bruising and swelling. It’s no wonder florals seem to have made a powerful comeback in the world of beauty and are a must for incorporating into your skincare and wellness regime.

 

Inspired by spring’s most beautiful blooms, these brands have taken flower power to the next level. From cleansers to masks, these beauty buys will most certainly make your skin petal smooth all year long.

 

ARNICA MONTANA
When taken orally or applied topically, it reduces bruising and swelling from injectables and laser procedures. It is also anti inflammatory.

 

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Arnica Intensive Body Recovery .9 Oz

$17

 

CAMELLIA OLEFIERA
Originating from China, the camellia tea oil is considered to have the highest antioxidant contents, which is significantly higher than olive oil and is considered to have anti obesity properties when ingested.
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Vital ET Recovery Boost
$250, Lemetierdebeaute.com

 

CALENDULA
Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, this floral remedy calms inflamed skin.
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Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm (Formerly: Eye Contour Day Balm), .35-Ounce Box

$55

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John Masters Organics Calendula Hydrating & Toning Mask (For Dry/ Mature Skin) – 57g/2oz

Hydrating & Toning Mask
$26

 

BUTTERFLY BUSH
Butterfly bush is native to Eastern Asia for wound healing and protects from photo-aging.
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Naturopathica Plant Stem Cell Booster Serum 1fl. Oz.

$84

 

CLOVE FLOWER
Cloves are indigenous to the Maluka Islands of Indonesia and are known for their powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
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Decorte Vi-Fusion Overnight Performance cream
$250, saksfifthavenue.com

 

NEROLI BLOSSOM
Known as the bitter orange blossom, neroli has a high level of antioxidants and nutrients that protect and nourish the skin.

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Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water 3.4 fl oz.

$35

 

ROSEHIP
Nicknamed the “queen of all flowers,” this heavenly scented, classic symbol of love purifies the skin while also fighting dryness, reduces redness, and is one of the most powerful skin rejuvenators.

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KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel 2-Step Brightening and Resurfacing System

$64

 

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Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spray, 2-Ounce Spray Bottle (Pack of 2)

$13

 

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Dr. Andrew Weil for OriginsTM Mega-bright SPF 30

$51

 

VITIS FLOWER
Known for its powerful anti inflammatory properties, the vitis flower is the tiny flavoring flower that grows along grape vines that determines the flavor of wine.

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SkinMedica HA 5 Rejuvenating Hydrator Full Size 2oz

$84

 

MADONNA LILY
Known as the “Bright Light,” it’s active plant stem cells have been shown to interfere with the transfer of melanin, helps to prevent and decrease dark spots, and helps to regenerate and increase cellular renewal, an ideal skin-lightening and anti-aging ingredient.

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DermaE Natural Bodycare – Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Crème 0.50 Ounces (Pack of 2)
$27

 

HIBISCUS
A key ingredient in Chinese medicine, and common in Ayurvedic practices, the hibiscus flower has a multitude of  skin-perfecting benefits – it protects against premature aging, tones, lifts, firms, hydrates and exfoliates.

 

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By Terry Cellularose Liftessence Rich Cream
$160, B-glowing.com
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Eminence Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream, 2 Ounce

$90

 

BELLIS PERENNIS ( Daisy )
The common daisy. This flower holds a wealth of medicinal properties and has been successfully used to brighten skin and prevent hyperpigmentation.

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ELEMIS Advanced Brightening Even Tone Serum, 1.0 Fl Oz

$90

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StriVectin Intensive Illuminating Serum, 1 fl. oz.

$89

 

ORCHID
Orchids, the flowers of longevity, are not only some of the most beautiful blooms, but their extract is touted as an effective moisturizer with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties.

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Orchidée Impériale Eye Serum
$230, guerlain.com

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Tom Ford Black Orchid By Tom Ford For Women. Hydrating Emulsion 5-Ounces

$55

 

CHERRY BLOSSOM
Ethereal and breathtaking, the Cherry Blossom is known for its rich antioxidant, anti-aging, and soothing properties. Rich in essential fatty acids, it can also repair the skin’s natural barriers to promote supple and even toned skin.
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Shiseido WHITE LUCENT MultiBright Night Cream 50ml

$90

 

LAVENDER
In addition to it’s calming qualities, it also has numerous skin benefits like balancing out sebum production and enhances natural cell renewal, improving the skin’s health.

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Fango ESSENZIALI Calm Face + Body Mud Mask
$32.50, macys.com

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Tata Harper New Advanced Formula Hydrating Floral Essence 4.22oz (125ml)

$89
 

PEONY
Dating back to ancient Chinese civilization, Peonies have been used for their medicinal qualities and for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Peony Extract protects and illuminates the complexion while also imparting a radiant glow.

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L’Occitane’s skin-enhancing Peony Perfecting Cream
$42, usa.loccitane.com

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Sphatika Pearl Night Serum

$215

 

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